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Meet Lydia Brownfield
Hailing from the Midwest, singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield honed her skills mostly in the south. Her influences range widely and her songs cross many genres, but find a comfortable spot among edgy folk/pop artists. Solo or with accompaniment, her songs are honest and poetic, and her pure and powerful voice has been compared to Alison Krauss, Sinéad O'Connor, Sheryl Crow and Ani Difranco. Look for Lydia in 2020 with her 2nd Full Length studio recording. Read more about Lydia below.
More About Lydia
Singer/songwriter, Lydia Brownfield, spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta, opening for artists such as Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins and Indigo Girls, as well as playing shows with her band in the area’s top clubs.
Before settling in Columbus, Lydia became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, and began a recording career that has continued to date.
Her songs are pulled from experiences of growing up in Columbus, Ohio, her studies at the local fine arts college, a decade of living and performing in Atlanta, touring the south, and then moving to New York City - not least having gone through two difficult divorces and now being a mom. All of which brings a dramatic and entertaining live show.
Alongside Lydia, you'll find her longtime partner, Jeff Dalrymple. His finger-picking guitar playing style is the ultimate compliment to Brownfield's pure and captivating voice. Together as an acoustic duo, they showcase super tight vocal harmonies while the guitars weave an intricate web of songs that are thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed.
Special Valentine's Night at The Shrunken Head!
“Thank you all so much for coming last night!! It really was an "All the Feels' kind of Valentine's Day! We haven't played on stage for over 2 years and it was the perfect way to come back! Thank you Kelly Vaughn for singing with us (Happy birthday, Jen!) Eric Clemens for sitting in on guitar with us and Martin Rippel for bringing the trumpet! WOW! You'll be hearing more from Martin with us! And seeing all my wonderful friends who I've missed so much! Cicconetti Brothers killlllllllled it Clemens & Co. was totally amazing! Frank Lapinski, Billy Zenn, Joy Hall and Jeff Dalrymple you're the best band a girl could ask for (Frank so glad you're back at it, you had everyone worried... so don't do that again!) (BTW, Thanks Nick Allen for the helping hand :)) Thank you to the Shrunken Head (Great to see you, Kristy Venrick) and Nick Magoteaux for hooking us up with the best sound in C-Bus AND to Dan Mitchell and Tiera TBird Suggs for capturing it all in photos and video. I'm exhausted and glowing with gratitude for all the love! Next up for us is a Space Odyssey with more special guests and a light show (I'll keep you posted!). Mwahhh!! I love you!!” - Lydia
Music & Discography
Ghosts & Lovers
Lydia Brownfield & the Jagged Hearts
Released: March 2016. This album was made thanks to Billy Zenn. Recorded at Musicol Studios by Doug Edwards. Produced by Billy Zenn. Frank Lapinski (drums), Billy Zenn (bass), Jeff Dalrymple (electric guitar).
Ghosts of You 3:280:00 / 3:28
Make You My Lover 2:530:00 / 2:53
0:00 / 3:30
This Fascination 3:500:00 / 3:50
What Burns in Me 3:230:00 / 3:23
Planted 3:530:00 / 3:53
My Stars 3:490:00 / 3:49
Longest Day 3:590:00 / 3:59
Stranger 4:580:00 / 4:58
You're Lost 4:520:00 / 4:52
Sex With You 3:260:00 / 3:26
All of Us Here 4:110:00 / 4:11
Wanting's For Sinners
Released 2013. Frank Lapinski (drums), Jeff Dalrymple (guitars), produced by Lydia & Jeff. Mastered by Chris Graham.
Feels Like This
Songs for kids & parents. Release date 2010. Recorded by Mike Folker and Felix Weber. Masterd by Felix Weber. Jeff Tobin (bass), Felix Weber (strings).
New Shirts & Stickers
As a civilized person, it's important to have shirts to wear - why not wear ours!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, get your Lydia Brownfield & the Jagged Hearts "All the feels" T-Shirt. For now these are only available at a show. If you really want one and can't make it to a live event, contact me and I can hook you up!
News & Press
“Imagine a grown-up Exene Cervenka meeting an edgier and less ambiguous Stevie Nicks, with some McCartney melodicism and Pete Townshend angst thrown in, and you’ve got Lydia Brownfield.”
— Rick Moore, Music News-Nashville
“...Beneath a placid façade, Brownfield’s music rages...”
— Andy Downing, Columbus Alive